Movie: “The Queen of Katwe”

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm


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“The Queen of Katwe” —┬áThis biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong’o co-stars as Mutesi’s mother, who worries that her daughter’s dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life.

Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi’s story while on assignment for ESPN. Author: Violet LeVoit

(PG, 2h 4m, 2016)



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Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Avenue
Harrison, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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Free event
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Presenter: Harrison Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-835-0324
Presenter Website: www.harrisonpl.org


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